About Us

We are Chris and Megan. First and foremost we love our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are daily humbled by His plan for our lives and love seeing what he does when we trust him. We have always wanted to adopt but had planned on having biological kids first. We felt God calling us to adoption first and after lots of prayer are excited to be starting our first adoption! We love the people and culture of Uganda and are excited to bring that culture into our family. We seek to honor God in our adoption and eventually in the way we raise our kids. We covet your prayers as this will be a long but exciting journey to our forever family!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Home Visit

I would describe our home visit as uneventful! But the hours leading up to it were stressful!

Aside from the craziness of cleaning, organizing, hanging pictures (thanks awesome sister Hayley for helping!) etc. the whole day today was nuts!!

I went to work, my kids were unusually horrible and driving me crazy. No one would listen or focus, I thought I was going to loose my mind. Thankfully we had a dance class scheduled at the end of the day at then end of the day....until LOCKDOWN!

As I picked my kids up from lunch, I noticed several circling sheriff's helicopters and many more sirens and knew it was coming. Moments later we are rushing kids into the classroom, locking doors, turning off the lights and staying quiet. I watched as the minutes crept by and realized the helicopters were still circling after more than an hour. Just before our normal dismissal time, the police allowed us out of lockdown to get kids home to their parents (all the while not knowing if the situation was under control or even what had happened). It turned out, deputies went to an apartment complex for an investigation where the suspect opened fire and shot a police officer and then barricaded himself (at the time of writing this, he is still barricaded with SWAT and crisis negotiators on the scene). All this happened about a block from our school.

I made sure all my students got to their parents and left as quickly as I could, praying I wouldn't miss our home visit!

I got home just after she had "toured" our house and she asked us a few more specifics on the child we hoped to adopt (age, disabilities, cultural expectations, experience with parenting etc.) It was quick and painless, she left only about 30 min after I got home. Chris said his individual interview went well!! Now we wait (notice a trend here) for the home study to be written, then checked by our placing agency then officially approved. We are hoping to be HOME STUDY APPROVED within the next few weeks!! We'll be celebrating big time!!

Thank you everyone who prayed for us, text us, called us, left facebook and instagram encouragement!!

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